Will dental implants feel like my real teeth?
Dental implants are really a remarkable solution for the problem of missing teeth. Dentures and bridges can be very effective in certain situations, but they are only designed to fill the empty space left by missing teeth.
On the other hand, dental implants are a completely free-standing dental prosthetic that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. Once you have had a dental implant and restoration placed, you will not be able to see the difference between it and your own teeth.
The secret that makes dental implants function so well is a little titanium post that is implanted into your jaw bone. Titanium is the same material used for replacement joints in other parts of the body. It is so effective because it bonds completely with surrounding bone and tissue and, in effect, becomes part of the jaw.
Since the implant integrates fully with your jaw, you will not feel any movement whatsoever. A dental restoration (crown) is attached to the implant and acts as the functional part of your tooth, allowing you to chew and speak properly.
At Winter Park Family Dentistry, Dr. Wilkins has extensive experience in the area and has transformed many smiles with dental implants. You do not need to live with the embarrassment and discomfort of missing teeth. Please contact our office, and we will be glad to arrange a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.